The Orange Show could be described as innovative and artistic at best, quirky at worst. This interesting gem of an organization is Houston’s premiere provider of care for what’s been dubbed “folksy” visionary arts. With things like the Orange Show Monument and Beer Can House making the Orange Show famous, the arts of the Orange Show are definitely things to see while traveling in Houston.
The Orange Show Monument
The Orange Show Monument is an architectural wonder that was created by Jeff McKissack, a former mail carrier. Creating the home in honor of his favorite fruit, McKissack transformed his home into a unique and interesting maze of balconies, exhibits, and walkways. Decorated with colorful mosaics and and iron figures that were brightly painted, the home became a object of wonder for anyone who saw it. After McKissack’s death,the home was transformed into the Orange Show Center for Visionary Arts.
The Beer Can House
One of the things that’s been preserved by The Orange Show is the Beer Can House. The house is just what it sounds like – a house that’s been completed with aluminum beer-can siding. In fact, over 50,000 beer cans adorn this house!
Concerts at the Orange Show Monument
Not only does the Orange Show operate as an awesome center for the protection of the visionary arts, but it also acts as a music venue for a variety of great artists throughout the year. If you appreciate music and things in life that others might find a little odd, you should definitely check out the Orange Show for a weekend concert.
In addition to concerts, the Orange Show also has some interesting exhibitions and events throughout the year, like an Easter Orange Hunt and Peeps Art Contest, an Annual Gala, A Grand Flea Circus, and more.
An Awesome Place to Party
The Orange Show is a favorite place in Houston to host parties for kids and adults of all ages. Whether it’s a birthday party, wedding, corporate event, exhibition, art workshop, or something else entirely, the Orange Show provides you with a unique space and awesome design to set the mood for fun and distinction.
Hours & Pricing for the Orange Show
The Orange Show is only open weather permitting – so if it’s raining out, it won’t be open. Otherwise, the Orange Show is only open on Saturday and Sundays from 10 AM to 2 PM. Admission is $5 for adults, and those under age 12 are free. For the Beer Can House, the hours and the cost are the same.
If you’re one of the Houstonians that’s always on the hunt for something new and unique to do that steps outside of the norm of normal activities (you’re not just seeing the latest box office thriller this weekend), then you’ll love the Orange Show. The Orange Show is a super cool Houston landmark, and the organization helps to support and protect other artists and their works in the area.Google+